Incident Logs


Entries for September 2009

Wednesday
Sep 09
West Heidelberg, Australia: Nearly a ton of glass panes fell in a domino effect, crushing a glass plant worker to death. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Zaporizhia district, Ukraine: 3 people were injured in a fire that spread through a car plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Bolton, UK: Responders battled an arson fire at a plastics manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Brockport, NY: A steel tank being moved at a former plant site ruptured, spilling 100 gallons of an unknown liquid. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Broomfield, CO: Responders allowed a fire in an unstable stack of trees at a recycling center to burn itself out. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Calgary, AB: 2 workers using extinguishers put out a fire in a commercial oven at a furniture factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Doral, FL: High levels of carbon monoxide generated by forklifts made 8 warehouse workers ill. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Frodsham, UK: More than 50 gallons of sodium silicate spilled from a truck, closing a major roadway for hours. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Goor, Netherlands: At least 8 workers were affected by ammonia leaking from a tank being disassembled at a plant that processes butchery waste. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Huntington, WV: More than 50,000 pounds of aniline spilled while being unloaded at a pigments plant, injuring a worker. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Karratha, Australia: A worker at an LNG plant was seriously injured while unloading pipe from a vessel. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Lake City, FL: A tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials overturned and caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Larymna, Greece: A metals plant worker splattered with molten ore in late August died from his injuries. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Manchester, UK: Fire swept through crates of plastic at a plastics factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Melbourne, Australia: Fire destroyed a carpet factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Shriopshire, UK: Fire broke out at a tire recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 08
Wuxi City, China: More than 300 workers at a pipe manufacturing plant were overcome by food poisoning. More information

Monday
Sep 07
Catoosa, OK: Flames at a filter plant warehouse sent three firefighters to the hospital for heat-related injuries. More information

Monday
Sep 07
Dayton, OH: A hopper railcar caught fire at an agricultural processing plant. More information

Monday
Sep 07
Mexico City, Mexico: Fire spread through paper stored at a printing plant. More information

Monday
Sep 07
Tuttlingen, Germany: A factory fire threatened to spread to a nearby supermarket and gas station. More information

Monday
Sep 07
Xigu district, China: More than 100 people became sick from fumes leaking from a chemical plant processing waste oil. More information

Sunday
Sep 06
Allentown, PA: A plant making industrial valves was damaged by a fire that destroyed 2 nearby buildings. More information

Sunday
Sep 06
Aston, PA: A foul odor emanating from a chemical plant forced the evacuation of an adjoining business. More information

Sunday
Sep 06
Johor Baharu, Malaysia: Fire destroyed a plastics manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Sep 06
Manheim Twp., PA: Molten metal spread fire through an aluminum plant. More information

Sunday
Sep 06
Pu’unene, Hawaii: A fire at a cement plant cause massive damage. More information

Sunday
Sep 06
Richmond, RI: Fire in a mulch pile created thick smoke at a sand and gravel plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 05
Ampang district, Malaysia: Fire spread through seven factories at an industrial park, including an aluminum manufacturing plant and a recycling center. More information

Saturday
Sep 05
Bergkamen, Germany: A tank of alkyl aluminium exploded at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 05
Fehring, Austria: More than 50 gallons of diluted hydrochloric acid leaked from a storage tank at a printed circuit manufacturer. More information

Saturday
Sep 05
Karachi, Pakistan: 4 firefighters suffered burns battling a fire at a towel factory. More information

Saturday
Sep 05
Middleboro, KY: An ammonia spill at a meat processing plant polluted a downtown canal, killing fish. More information

Saturday
Sep 05
Newman, GA: Fire destroyed a plant making molded flexible products. More information

Saturday
Sep 05
Philadelphia, PA: A food processing plant was evacuated when xylene fumes spread through the building. More information

Saturday
Sep 05
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa: A steel plant worker died in an explosion. More information

Friday
Sep 04
Canton, PA: The second fire in 3 months broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Sep 04
Greymouth, New Zealand: A subcontractor welding atop a storage tank at a bitumen plant died in an explosion. More information

Friday
Sep 04
Hebbagodi, India: 2 workers died when a vessel exploded at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Sep 04
Marifu, Japan: A lightning strike knocked out power to an oil refinery, forcing a 2 day shutdown. More information

Friday
Sep 04
Markdale, ON: Welding work was being done when fire broke out that destroyed an ice cream plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
Rio Claro, Brazil: A fire in a storage tank at an ethanol plant killed a worker. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
Shan-dong province, China: An explosion in a chemical plant killed at least 18 workers and injured 10 more. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
Uzice, Serbia: 4 explosions ripped through a munitions plant, killing 6 workers. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
Warsaw, IN: An explosion severely burned at worker at a plant making orthopaedic surgical products. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
New Bedford, MA: Fire threatened to spread throughout a printing plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
Dhaka, Bangladesh: An ammonia leak at a cold storage plant made 13 workers ill. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
Claypool, IN: An equipment fire broke out at a plant that processes soybean and biodiesel products. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
Clairton, PA: A contractor doing maintenance in the gas cleaning area of a steel plant coke works died in an explosion. More information

Thursday
Sep 03
Chantenay district, France: Fire broke out inside a grain silo.. More information

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